Title: Hearts of Shadow
Grace Mercer’s unmatched wraith-killing ability made her the unofficial defender of a city shattered by supernatural catastrophe. So there’s no way she’ll allow the new regent of Seattle’s most powerful dragon shifter clan to “protect” her from a vicious evil stalking the ruined streets—and keep her from the freedom she’s risked everything to earn.
Leif’s science-honed instincts tell him Grace is the key to keeping shifters and humans safe. But helping this wary fighter channel her untapped power is burning away the dragon’s sensual self-control and putting a crucial alliance at risk. Soon the only chance Leif and Grace will have to save their world will be a dangerously fragile link that could forever unite their souls…or consume all in a storm of destruction.
Author: Kira Brady
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Published by Zebra Source: Publisher
Published: May 7, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Hearts of Shadows opens with a changed world due to what some nefarious plans gone astray in an attempt for the powerful to become stronger. Those plans left Leif brotherless and also the Dreki Regent. While the position of Regent is desired by many Leif does not want it. He wants his science and his experiments. He wants to continue doing good for the survivors. He wants to make the devastation easier to live in. He also wants to prove he is not the same soulless bastard that his brother was.
Grace had a large role in the first book of the Deadglass series. She had enough mystique to leave readers constantly curious about her. I was pleased to see that she was the heroine of the next book of the series. Grace’s job of paying off her blood debt is becoming more strenuous. The new Regent is not sending her on jobs. The fallen Gate is providing more and more wraiths for her to dispense. She wants to pay off her debt and be rid of the heartless, soul sucking dragons once and for all.
I just loved watching Leif throw every single one of Grace’s opinions and ideas about the Dreki out the window. He is everything she never believed a dragon could be. Leif had to do more than earn Grace’s trust. He had to break through every belief she had about his kind. He also had to convince her that she was more than she ever believed herself to be. Grace discovers from Leif’s actions that his brother Sven was more of a despicable cretin than she had ever thought possible. Grace was an interesting read before she got her own book. Grace in her own book was amazing to read.
The Deadglass series should be in order. Kira does something in Hearts of Darkness that I’ve never seen done before. It was one of the reasons I loved that book as much as I did. If you have not read that book the following will be a bit of a spoiler. Readers enter this world when it is still normal for the most part. The thrilling ending of Darkness is the supernatural disaster as it unfolds and leaves the world very different. So you will want to read the how’s and why’s of that to get the most enjoyment out of Hearts of Shadow.